Details of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair" are scarce, but recently, producer Mark Gordon was happy to give an update on the long-due fourth installment of the franchise.
In an interview with Red Carpet News TV at the premiere of "Molly's Game" during the Toronto International Film Festival, Gordon reaffirmed that the franchise is still very much alive. He acknowledged that it has indeed been a while since they released the last film. While it can be dispiriting for fans, Gordon says they see it as an "opportunity" for a rebirth with whole new elements — from the cast to the team that will work on it.
"We're starting the new series of Narnia books, The Silver Chair," Gordon said. "We have a wonderful director, Joe Johnston, very, very talented man. And I think that the last movie's been about ten years ago, and so I think we have an opportunity to reinvent it with wonderful actors and an interesting setting."
He also sees it as a chance to utilize newer technologies to top the previous films' visuals.
"The world of visual effects has been much more sophisticated then it's been in a long time," he explained. "We think the next series of movies are going to be great."
"The Silver Chair" was the fourth published of seven novels, but it is volume six in recent editions, sequenced according to Narnian history. According to Movie Pilot, it takes place decades after the events of "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader."
The story follows an old King Caspian X (originated on screen by Ben Barnes) as he seeks the help of Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson in the previous films) to locate his son and only heir to the throne, Prince Rilian, who has been missing for years. The Lion then recruits two English students, Eustace (Will Poulter) and Jill Pole to find him.
The script of the film was already completed as of mid-2015, but it does not have a release date yet.